Lidl is to close all of their stores in Leinster and Munster from 3pm on Thursday in anticipation of Storm Emma and a Status Red weather warning in both provinces.
"We have made the decision to close all stores in Leinster and Munster from 3pm tomorrow Thursday March 1st until 1pm on Friday March 2nd."
"Upon reopening, we ask customers for patience with our store teams who will have just resumed normal operations."
"We are continuing to assess and monitor the situation as it happens. As always the health and safety of all colleagues and customers remains an absolute priority," a Lidl spokesperson said.
"Decisions may be taken at individual store level to extend this closure period depending on localised weather conditions," they added.
Meanwhile, Debenhams in the Whitewater Shopping Centre in Newbridge has also announced it is to remain closed tomorrow.
Due to Storm Emma, the company made the decision to close its store at 4 pm this afternoon. Other stores across the county are expected to make similar announcements. The public has been urged to stay indoors from 4pm tomorrow until 12 noon on Friday due to forecasted high winds and snow.
The Newbridge Cottage Market has also decided to cancel its market at the Town Hall this Saturday 3 March, and is hoping to reschedule for a later date rather than wait until April.